Many will already know Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker as a regular feature on the gig circuit or as winners of the 2012
Isambard Folk Award. After a critically acclaimed debut in 2010, Josienne and Ben have continued to produce captivating
performances both in the studio and on stage: last year's 'The Seas Are Deep' was a collection of their favourite folk songs, and now, this year saw a more Americana influenced EP, 'Homemade Heartache'.
Josienne was raised in Sussex. While at university in London she began to perform regularly on the circuit, honing her song writing talent. The result is sincere and succinct songwriting, distilled through traditional folk and executed with skill and dexterity. When Josienne released her debut album, One Light Is Gone, in late 2010, reviewers made comparisons to Sandy
Ben's guitar is all over that first album, and creatively, they are now inseparable. Described by fellow musicians as chronically modest as well as a musician that you are in awe of, Ben Walker studied classical guitar and played electric before finally coming home to fingerstyle, performing on both steel and nylon string acoustic guitar, and mandolin. Influenced by the likes of Martin Simpson, Bert Jansch, Pierre Bensusan and Richard Thompson, Ben's playing and arrangement add magic to Josienne's already sculpted sound.
03/10/2012: Edinburgh Folk Club, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Supporting Lizanne Knott
04/10/2012: The Ale House, 18-22 Clerk Street, Edinburgh
05/10/2012: A' the Airts, 8 - 12 High Street, Sanquhar
12/10/2012: The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton, Devon
15/10/2012: The Green Note, 106 Parkway, London
Joint headline with Anna MacDonald
20/10/2012: CB2, 5-7, Norfolk St, Cambridge
Acoustic Routes w/ Mawkin
24/10/2012: The Queen's Head, 66 Acton Street, London
Folkroom! w/ Sophie Jamieson and Samantha Whates
28/10/2012: The Boogaloo, 312 Archway Road, London
Patch and The Giant's Sunday Fete!
28/10/2012: The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, London